From my perspective I have always operated on the premise that you are only as good as your word. While executed contracts are essential in the world we live in, I believe that the most important contract you can have is your word.

Today, and sadly, words are being hijacked or being used for ulterior motives. We see too many people grandstanding, pointing fingers and stating who’s to blame and whipping up resentment to stroke the fears of others. In your organization don’t condone grandstanding. Fix things. Deliver a better future. Never encourage resentment to build but rather point to a better, healthier future. After all, that’s what leaders should be all about.

So my thought of the week is that it is important to deliver on your word and not grandstand. To always remember that your words mean something and that they are real, genuine and authentic. When you say you are going to do something, do it. When you see injustice, solve it. Don’t use words to pander or self aggrandize. Use your words to make a difference.


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